Thursday November 21 -
8-10 pm: Opening Session. Katie Prejean McGrady & Fr. Agustino Torres,
Friday November 22-
9-10:45am: Prayer & General Session Feat. Immaculeé Ilibagiza
8-10pm: Prayer & General Session. Featuring Katie Prejean McGrady, Fr. Agustino Torres, and Mark Hart
Saturday November 23-
9-10:45am: Prayer & General Session Feat. Sr. Bethany Madonna
8-10:30pm Closing Mass
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Friday, 11:45am-1pm :
How to Talk to Teens About Chastity
Jason Evert - Want to be the #1 influence on your teen’s sexual behavior? You already are. Now learn ten strategies to guard the innocence of your family and communicate the message of chastity to them.
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly about Screen Time
Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp - Parents are justifiably worried about their kids when it comes to the internet, cell phones, and digital spaces. We will examine what the research says about screen time, examine what the recent Synod has called us to in regard to technology, and look at what responsible use of technology looks like through a Catholic lens. Examples of conversation starters and activities parents can use to engage in use of technology with their teens will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring a cell phone or tablet for this interactive session.
The Family is the Domestic Church? WHAT????
Doug Brummel and Dave Wilson - How can we as church leaders and parents work together in building up the domestic church- the family! This ‘episode’ with the ‘Doug and Dave Show’ will explore – in an engaging and creatively-fun format – what can happen when faith formation, youth ministry, and pastoral staffs work WITH parents, helping parents reclaim the promises that were made on their child’s baptism day. See what can happen when parishes dare to bring all generations together in Christ! Be prepared to laugh, sing, and explore how the Holy Spirit is working through this vital part of our church – the family!
Balancing Faith and Sports
Tex Phelps - Sports and games play such an important part of our culture and in our lives. Many people are putting sports first in their lives. This session will focus on the challenges between sports and faith and how to keep sports in perspective and put faith first when we prioritize our life. Real life examples and stories from sports will be presented, both positives and negatives, to help parents examine their own lives and where sports fit into the picture.
Discern YOUR Vocation: Hear God's Call Through All The Noise
Fr. Leo Patalinghug - Discernment isn't easy in today's world. This talk will provide practical tips on how to live your daily life and to ultimately follow your vocation. Not everyone is called to the priesthood, religious or consecrated life. You are called to a unique vocation and this presentation will help you to be fulfilled, to feel relevant, to make an impact in your society.
Guiding Your Teens Through the World of Social Media
John Beaulieu - The world of social media is a pervasive force in the lives of too many young people: 50% of teens look at their screens 4 hours a day; 25% are engaged by media over 8 hours a day. Research shows how damaging the effects of excessive social media use can be on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual health of our young people. You may feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to protect and guide your children. The good news is you don’t have to feel this way! This workshop will call and equip you to better guide your teens through the world of social media.
Helping Teens through Tough Times
Roy Petitfils - It's no secret that it's tough being a teen today. It can be just as tough being a parent, minister, or caring adult in their lives - especially when they're struggling with tough issues like drama, bullying, trauma, stress, anxiety and, depression. Come learn to recognize the signs of a teen in distress, and how you can use the tools of faith to walk with them through tough times.
Creating A Connected Parent Village
Will Smith - Parents: we've all heard that everything is a competition. As a result we compare, judge, and compete with other parents, creating an environment that is eating our youth alive. This often leaves us feeling alone and isolated, as we fear admitting we do not know all there is to know about parenting teens. In this session, parents will learn how to quit competing and to instead connect with each other through our lives of faith. Working with each other, we discover how to connect and create a village that will raise up a generation of healthy, holy young people.
Bringing Home the Church: What, Why, and How to Do it
Dominic Lombardi - Today, many parents struggle to get kids to church regularly. But what if, rather than dragging them to church each week, the church came to them? By virtue of baptism, Christian parents have the authority to be the first preachers of the faith. There is no better time than now - when church clergy are losing credibility - to instill in parents the courage to undertake the work of transmitting the faith, starting at home. The goal of this session will be to equip parents with the tools for building a home in Christ. Bringing home the Church may be the best way to rebuild the Church in need